What makes Amsterdam such a great place for artificial intelligence? Next to the city's reputation for being innovative and entrepreneurial, a big part of the answer can be found in collaborations. Researchers, universities, hospitals, business and public organisations work together to drive a strong, connected ecosystem.
University of Amsterdam professor and renowned scientist Max Welling will be joining Microsoft to head a new satellite research lab focused on molecular science and machine learning.
The US and India-based firm chose Amsterdam for its “focus on technology, innovation and sustainability”.
UvA, TU Delft and Booking.com are collaborating on research into using machine learning methods to create better recommendation systems by avoiding bias, with the aim of applying these to other areas of society such as healthcare.